It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
A lot of Americans and people around the globe have been having difficulty coping with the election of Donald Trump in 2016. And so, Americans voted in record numbers for the 2020 election and they voted for change. Yet here we are, almost two weeks after the election, where Joe Biden received 5.5 million more votes than Trump and clearly won the Electoral College, and Donald Trump has yet to concede to Joe Biden or to even admit, unequivocally, that he lost the election. There is no doubt in my mind that the man is delusional.
This morning I read a letter to the editor in my local newspaper. To me it reinforces that the 47% of Americans who did vote for Trump are as delusional (and as misinformed) as he is. The writer of the letter wrote…
Almost one-half of all American voters voted for Donald Trump. They did so because they believe he created a great economy; reduced poverty; lowered minority unemployment to record levels; ended a flawed treaty with Iran (no nukes for only 10 years); withdrew from the Paris climate accord which failed to deal with the primary world polluter, China; is trying to get us out of Afghanistan; improved trade agreements with Mexico, Canada and China; is pro-life; sought to control our borders; appointed judges who aligned with their values; and will have a COVID-19 vaccine in record time.
Okay, I’m not about to go through this guy’s letter to the editor item by item in order to rebut most of his statements. Nor am I going to create a list of all of the unethical, immoral, and potentially illegal actions Trump has taken over the past four years or to rehash all of the lies he’s told. This would end up being a 10,000 word essay if I tried to do that.
What I am going to do is to is say that my hope is that at we transition to a Biden presidency, America’s wounds at the hands of Donald Trump and those who enabled him will begin to be healed and that Americans will focus on what unites us rather than on what divides us.
So my Who Won the Week winner this week is an aspirational one. It’s my hope for a paradigm shift back to honesty, decency, empathy, and compassion coming out of the Oval Office.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?
In addition to my Who Won the Week post, I have incorporated the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt, where the assignment is to write about coping with the difficult situations we face in life. And I’ve also included Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (paradigm).